Canned Peach Pie Filling

calculations 8 cups = 1 quart; 7 cups to allow for head room

5 to 6 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches (see tip). One medium peach is about 1 cup.
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, or as desired
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

3 tablespoons cornstarch, potato starch, or flour

5 cups peaches
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup clear jel (1.5 lbs. (approx. 2.5 cups, 0.6 lbs/cup)

An average of 17-1/2 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts
A bushel weighs 48 pounds and yields 16 to 24 quarts – an average of 2-1/2 pounds per quart.

105 cups peaches
10.5 cups brown sugar
5.25 cups sugar
15.75 cups water
5.25 cups clear jel (3.15 lbs)